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How to Make a DIY Paper Daisy
When most of us think of pushing daisies, we think of death. Nothing so morbid on this article! A daisy is one the sweetest summer flowers. It symbolizes purity, love, and beauty. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of my time spent in northern Ontario, Canada wandering in the fields picking daisies. It was a pleasure to run back home with a fistful of flowers that I would put in a vase and proudly display on the dining room table. I sure do wish I could go back in time and relive those... days!
Make some paper flowers as a gift for someone special in your life.These paper daisies are super easy to make and look cute when displayed in groups in simple vases. They also work well as bridal and baby shower decorations. In addition to party decorations, paper daisies also are beautiful in wedding bouquets and boutineers
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- white card stock
- yellow card stock
- green card stock
- 18-inch floral wire
- green floral tape
- paper daisy die cut files and template
- hot glue gun
- *optional floral wire cutter
- bone folder or dry embossing tool
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How to Make a DIY Paper Daisy: Download the Cutting Files
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- Download the free PDF template and die cut files.
- Unzip the file folder and save in a folder on your hard drive.
- Print and cut the flower parts with scissors or a Xacto knife.
- *Optional.Cut the flower parts with a digital die cutter.
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Wrap Four Pieces of Floral Wire with Floral Tape
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- Wrap four pieces of 20 gauge 18 inch long floral wire with floral tape.If you do not know how to wrap floral tape, you can get instructions here.
- Place the wrapped floral wires side by side to form the daisy stem, and wrap the wires again with green floral tape.
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Cut and Shape the Yellow Paper Daisy Center Piece
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- Cut the daisy center strip from yellow card stock.
- Make vertical cuts, as in the photo above using craft scissors.
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Attach the Floral Head Center to the Stem
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- Use hot glue gun to attach the yellow floral center to the stem, and wrap forming the daisy center.
- Add a bit of hot glue to the end of the yellow wrapped center to secure.
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Curl the Edges of the Petals Downward
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- Wrap the edges of the petals around a pencil to curl downward.
- Fluff the petals with fingers to give dimension and realism to the flower petals.
- Pinch the petals vertically to add some depth and realism to the petals.
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Stack the Petals on Top of Each Other to Form the Head
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- Stack the flower petal circles on top off one another. The largest petal circle should be on the bottom.
- Place the middle petal circle on top of the large petal circle.
- Place the small petal circle on top of the middle petal circle.
- Insert the stem through the middle hole of the flower petals from the top.
- Fluff the petals with your fingers to give the flower added dimension.
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How to Make a DIY Paper Daisy: Step 7
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- Insert the bottom of the stem into the middle hole of the green sepal.
- Guide the sepal until it rests against the lower part of the flower petals.
- Wrap floral tape underneath the sepal to secure the flower parts. Try to get the floral tape to look like an upside down triangle.It should be approximately one-half inch in diameter.
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Cut and Score the Daisy Leaves
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- Gently score the parts of the leaf with a bone folder or dry embossing tool to mimic the veins of a real daisy leaf.
- Attach the leaf to the stem by wrapping it to the stem with green floral tape.
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Trim the Paper Daisy Stem to Desired Height
- Cut the daisy to your desired height using a floral cutting tool or scissors.
- Bend the flower stem to mimic a natural flower. Nothing in nature is perfectly straight so bending the stem a little bit gives the paper flower a realistic look.
- Place the flower in a vase and arrange with added daisies and floral fillers.
- Stand back and admire your flower arrangement. Aren't you please with your floral design craftiness?